Alfa Romeo chose the 1967 Montreal Expo as the venue to unveil a new concept coupe, based on the Giulia Sprint GT chassis. The dramatic styling exercise was penned by Bertone’s Marcello Gandini, and was not intended for production, although it was a runner thanks to its 1600cc Giulia Ti drivetrain. The concept’s design was marked by unique retractable louvers that partially covered the headlamps, and a set of bold black vertical slats on the C-pillars. The press and public loved the car, nicknaming it “Montreal”. It caused such a stir that Alfa Romeo made the decision to put the striking new GT car into production. It is often the case that when concept cars reach production, they are little more than watered down versions of their glamorous inspiration – but the Montreal was a surprising exception. Rather than the show car’s Giulia sourced four-cylinder, the production Montreal went four better with a 200 horsepower, 2.6 liter, dry-sump V8 derived from the exotic Tipo 33 sports racer. This jewel of a V8 featured SPICA fuel injection that allowed a screaming 7000rpm redline. A 5-speed manual ZF transmission fed power to Alfa’s proven live rear axle with a limited slip diff. The pro
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